PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT, AND ENJOYMENT OF BIRDS AND THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH EDUCATION, HABITAT PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENT ADVOCACY.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:00PM – Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00PM
WHERE: Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave.
*Please Note – Program is the First Tuesday of the month
Have you ever wondered what happens to an injured bird or mammal that is brought to Montana WILD? Join Lisa Rhodin as she explains the concept and history of wildlife rehabilitation using what they do at Montana Wild as an example. Lisa will describe what to do when you find an injured bird/mammal and will explain the process that the staff goes through to figure out what has happened, how they will treat the animal and what happens next. Lisa will bring some of the ambassador birds from the Wildlife Center as examples of rehabilitation.
Lisa Rhodin is the Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Wildlife Center at Montana WILD in Helena. She says she cannot remember a time that she was not finding or caring for some wild creature that was injured. Lisa has worked at large wildlife rehabilitation facilities and also started her own not for profit home based facility called TLC for Wildlife while in Florida. There they took in everything from reptiles and small mammals to shorebirds and raptors, and an occasional panther. She was also a volunteer at the Florida Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida where she learned eagle protocol and “much, much more”. Lisa says moving to Montana was a dream come true and being able to be in Montana and helping the vast array of wildlife in this state is “living the dream”.
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